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Power substations to be remotely monitored

Panjim: The power sub-stations in Goa will now be remotely monitored and controlled as the State Government proposes to spend Rs 600 crores to automate the power distribution system across. Move is also on to introduce Time-of-Use (ToU) tariff system, which will help customers to avail lower tariff during non-peak …

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Charters drop, give tourism industry anxious moments

Panjim: At a time when Goa’s tourism industry is keeping its fingers crossed, hoping for a good season amidst fierce competition from other affordable destinations, a significant drop in charter flights in the very first month has led to some anxious discussions on whether foreign arrivals will cross last season’s …

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We don’t want speed governors, want exemption: Taxi owners

Panjim: Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo on Wednesday assured taxi owners to write to Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari to exempt their vehicles from installation of speed governors, which has become mandatory as per Supreme Court guidelines. Taxi owners on Wednesday met Lobo with a demand that …

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Usgao villagers march to sub-station; complain of frequent power failures

Ponda: A large number of Usgao villagers led by Usgao Yuva Morcha, an NGO, marched to the Curti power sub-station and complained to the executive engineer that they have been facing frequent power failures, on Wednesday. The villagers questioned the engineer why the power problem is not addressed despite them …

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Stop selling liquor in our village: Surla

Panjim: Surla locals have submitted an intervention plea before the Directorate of Panchayats in connection with the liquor menace in the village. In the petition filed on Monday, the villagers have sought intervention into the ongoing proceedings wherein some bar owners have challenged the jurisdiction of the Surla-Dongurli village panchayat …

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Kadamba opts for fire retardant coaches

Panjim: The Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL) has decided to opt for fire retardant coaches as it intends to add 100 new buses to its existing fleet, in what is an attempt to reduce the risk of bus fires. The Corporation submitted a proposal to the State government for procuring …

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Draft CZMP riddled with errors

Panaji: The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority has sought more time from the National Green Tribunal for submitting Goa’s draft coastal zone management plan to the Union ministry of environment and forests, as the draft plan has been found to be riddled with errors and inadequacies. The GCZMA has sought …

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Underground power cabling, new transformers planned for Mapusa

Mapusa: Various issues pertaining to electricity in Mapusa were discussed at a joint meeting of Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) and electricity officials. During the meeting, the electricity officials informed the elected representatives about various proposals and estimates prepared by the department for improvement of power supply in Mapusa constituency. These …

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Don’t drink that water

Porvorim: Locals allege the PWD pipes passing through Porvorim constituency are rusted and damaged in a few places and hence this could lead to the contamination of the water. Sources said that many of the water pipelines running through this constituency have become old and rusty which makes them susceptible …

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Dhavshirem students continue to boycott classes

Ponda: Protesting the shortage of two teachers, the students of Government primary school at Dhavshirem, Usgao continued to boycott classes on Monday. Now, their parents have decided to gherao ADEI Office at Ponda on Tuesday afternoon demanding permanent recruitment of teachers in the school and have called upon the authorities …

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